Response center for non-emergencies
- Dial 311, tweet @Pgh311, or use the MyBurgh app
- If contacting outside of the city, dial 412-255-2621
- Non-emergency concerns or questions of any kind.
- 311 is not for emergencies! If you have an emergency, including if you need emergency medical help, you can call 911 and tell the dispatcher there is a medical emergency. You can check here to see examples of emergencies and non-emergencies, and if you should dial 311 or 911: http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/trc/Residential_911-311_final.pdf (please note that the information in the .pdf repeats three times).
pittsburgh community food bank
- 1 N Linden St, Duquesne
- (412) 460-3663
- Sources healthy food and distributes it. Each bank varies in their standards and requirements, and must be contacted for further inquiry.
- You must register at a distribution center to receive food.
- Produce To People mobile food truck: free produce can be received via quick sign-up (see graph below, accessed on July 27, 2018, last updated on July 26, 2018. Please check the website for other local southwestern Pennsylvania locations, and for updates to this calendar here: https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/what-we-do/food-to-people/produce-people-p2p/).
pitt pantry (food bank)
- Bellefield Presbyterian Church: 4001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- Summer hours: Wednesday 4-8pm or by appt
- Fall hours are still tentative but likely:
- Tuesdays 2-5 PM
- Thursdays 5-8 PM
- Fridays 2-5 PM
- Saturdays for a period of two hours between 11am-3pm
- Fall hours are still tentative but likely:
- Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 11am-2pm.
- Must be a University of Pittsburgh student and earn less than 150% below the poverty line ($18,090 for a household of one).
Catholic charities diocese of pittsburgh
- 212 9th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- (412) 456-6999
- https://www.ccpgh.org/ Click the “Services” tab at the top for a full list of services available.
- Serves everyone, regardless of religion or beliefs.
- Trauma care services for refugees.
- Utility Assistance (for gas or electricity); for more information and how to receive help, visit: https://www.ccpgh.org/pages/services/services_county_allegheny-utility-assistance.
- Free care to uninsured and underinsured individuals 18 years old and older.
- Call (412) 456-6911 for an appointment.
- With other questions, to find out if you are eligible for medical or dental services, or to file an application by phone, call (412) 456-6910, or go to http://freecarepgh.org/.
CASA SAN JOSE
- 2116 Broadway Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216
- (412) 343-3111
- Work includes:
- Transportation, interpretation, advocation, legal information, service coordination, program development, cultural discussions, immigration reform education, special events, leadership training, and job-seeking trainings.
- Offers after-school programs at Beechwood Elementary, Dormont Elementary, and Brashear High School that may be open to J2/F2 dependents. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
LATINO FAMILY CENTER
- 5450 2nd Ave, Floor 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
- (412) 325-8111
- Provides family support and services to Latinos and their families.
IMMIGRANT SERVICES AND CONNECTION (ISAC)
- Information and referrals, service coordination to assess needs and connect clients, and bilingual navigation.
- Training courses in cultural competency, language access, resettlements, etc.
ISLAMIC CENTER OF PITTSBURGH
- (412) 682-5555
- 4100 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
SQUIRREL HILL FOOD PANTRY
- (412) 422-7200
- 828 Hazelwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
- Offers nutritious, fresh food on a scheduled basis for those who meet income requirements in the 15217 zip code.
- Provides kosher food for those who keep kosher homes outside of the 15217, zip code
- Offers additional supportive services, such as counseling and employment assistance
URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER PITTSBURGH
- (412) 227-4802
- 610 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Rental and Housing Assistance (eligibility required)
- Further eligibility guidelines can be accessed here: http://ulpgh.org/programs/housing/rental-assistance/.
- Food assistance.
UNITED WAY HELPLNE
- (412) 255-1155
- Call for a referral to a food pantry: www.unitedwaypittsburgh.org
- Also provides Hunger Services Network, which offers assistance in securing food via Emergency Food Assistance (EFA), Food for Early Development (FED), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- (412) 431-8963
- City locations:
- 16 Terminal Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (South Side office open Monday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm)
- 2305 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Hill District office open M/W 5pm-8pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm).
- Can help with getting food stamps, feeding hungry kids, filing your taxes, finding healthy food, welfare client resources, and more.
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